First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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I got hit by a car and partially run over on 9-13-2012... just over 2 years ago. I've had 5 surgeries, and the most recent one left me in MORE pain than before the surgery. I am in chronic pain every single day of my life. I'm only in my 30s, and facing a life like this is more than depressing. But at least I have pain medication that keeps me from being completely bedridden. If I did not have it, I would certainly be on suicide watch. I never asked for this pain, it's from an accident. I don't smoke or drink, and I'm not overweight, and even if I was a heavy smoker who drank and weighed 300 lbs, it would still be cruel NOT to treat my pain. I did everything "right" (so-called), everything parents raise their children to do. I was an honor student, got a good job in a high-demand field, etc., and now I'm being treated like a potential drug addict because of something that happened to me 2 years ago that was not my fault.

Please know that people like me have an *excruciating* existence... literally. Intimidating doctors into not treating our pain is immoral. We need to be given the benefit of the doubt. Please have some compassion. Our lives are already hard enough.
My boyfriend was delivered with broken legs thanks to an abusive father. Twelve years ago he had a motorcycle wreck that put the throttle threw his eye socket doing a lot of damage to his body. He never took more than Aleve for the next five years. Now he can barely get out of bed. There isn't a dr. In this area that will prescribe anything cause they're scared of the dea. It is horrible to watch the one you love in so much pain. There has to be something that can be done for the pros in chronic pain..They deserve help..desperate in mississippi.
I have a back issue, bulging disk, shrapnel in my foot, TMJ, bad knees. The FAMILY need to mind their business and worry about what's truly in the vaccines they pretty much force our kids to get. This is complete garbage. They just need to focus on the laws that are already on the books.
I am a sufferer of chronic pain due to back conditions caused by a car wreck and spine did orders. Due to laws by the dea in place pharmacist overstep their boundaries when a pain doctor is prescribing pain medication. People that have legit pain should be able to get their pain medication to help them function and live a pain free life. Not every patient in pain management is a abuser of their medication.
PLEASE WEED OUT THE PEOPLE WHO GO TO A PAIN DOCTOR JUST TO GET HIGH AND ABUSE MEDICATION FROM THE PATIENTS WHO REALLY AND TRULY NEED THESE MEDICATION TO HAVE A MORE FUNCTIONAL LIFESTYLE OUR GOVERNMENT ARE SCARED TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT WOULD PUT AN END TO DOCTORS WHO PRESCRIBE PILLS OUT OF BUSINESS...I AM HIV POSITIVE AND I DO SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN AND NEUROPATHY AKA LEG, ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN...PAIN MEDICATION DOES NOT HELP AS WELL AS CANNIBIS
As if things werent impossible enough?? I've been suffering with unbearable life altering chronic back and leg pain for the past 13yrs. I've suffered through 3 lumbar surgeries having worked the first 7yrs as a single mother raising 2 babies before having to go on disability which I NEVER thought I would ever have to do. I started working at age 15yrs old and was extremely active. I now suffer from nerve,muscle tissue and disc damage as a direct result of doctors misdiagnosing and reluctance to appropriately treat me which is exactly what this topic addresses. I continue this fight and suffer to this very day.
I have experienced the humiliation - went without pain medication - Pain is individual, so should treatment be between dr & patient. I hope everyone behind this "new" law someday have to experience chronic pain, Knowing that there is help & that they are not deemed worth of getting it.
Approaching 70 with chronic back issues, I am still able to function semi-normally and remain rational with low dosage 5/325 hydrocodone. Not exactly the heavy stuff. Moving this to Schedule 2 is ridiculous and will probably deter my long time physician from continuing my minimal prescription. More alcohol might be a solution?? Bye Bye Liver. A "free" country??
Please protect the ill and disabled. No one should have to suffer for any reason. Please protect the ones that need it. Allow the police to deal with the criminals but remember that their is a difference between the patients and criminals. No one asks to be ill or deserves discrimination.
What a evil evil thing to do to sick people who have the pain of cancer. What Florida should of done like other states was to monitor their pain management. No they wait until it's out of control and people like myself get hardly anything at all and some days wish to die. Maybe they should have our pain for a few days,,, those judgemental do gooders who have reduced the pain pill overdosing but have raised the heroin use. Shame on this state and other states like this one. Our higher power will deal with them!
What a evil evil thing to do to sick people who have the pain of cancer. What Florida should of done like other states was to monitor their pain management. No they wait until it's out of control and people like myself get hardly anything at all and some days wish to die. Maybe they should have our pain for a few days,,, those judgemental do gooders who have reduced the pain pill overdosing but have raised the heroin use. Shame on this state and other states like this one. Our higher power will deal with them!
I am 60 years old and have my own business in remodeling. I also have chronic back pain and arthritis which I take vicodin to allow me to work!
Without it I will have to go on disability, which I don't want to do!
This is ********.My Wife of sixty two has degenerative spine d. She has fibrom.Arthritis.Now after paying our dues taxes all our lives and paying for drugs to illegals for thirty years she is cut off by her primary Dr. Of pain meds.She was using7.5 lortabs 90 every three months even though the Dr.said take one every six hours no abuse at all here.WHAT THE **** DEA WHEN YOU GET PAIN SUFFER SUFFER !!!SUFFER!!!
Just reading this made me start to cry. I am the victim of all of the above & treated so badly wherever/whoever I go to. I and a crowd of people did have one, ONE good anesthiologist who was loving & caring and always had a smile but was not just a pill pusher either but he died suddenly at age 38 of a freak heart attack..his name was Dr. Chad Wilde & anywhere u look him up you will find awards given to him & not one bad comment. Now we are all scattered to the winds & the abuse once again. It hurts & is so embarrassing esp. when doctors lie to my face about what has gone on between I & him/her or just nag me/scare me when they r in a bad mood just like kicking a dog around. I never have come in early or misused my meds, yet i am forced to have a total anxiety attack whenEVER I go in to my appts. because I never know what mood he will be in or what verbal abuse I will be forced to deal with because he knows I need my pain relief. There is no other solution in the medical world for what I have and my life doesn't seem worth it anymore when I am like this. I pray something can be done.
DEA this is ENOUGH! You know why you are targeting legitimate pain patients, and it has nothing to do with keeping us safe! Karma always comes home to roost.
The DEA is out of control. They are placing themselves between the doctor and the patient. They should be placing themselves between cartels and users, not doctors and patients. As a chronic pain patient, I have had to endure years of suffering until finally reaching a doctor who would properly manage my pain so that I can continue working as an engineer (with advanced degrees). I've never been arrested. I carry a secret clearance. I don't drink alcohol. Pain medication allows me to work, be productive, take care of my family, and live a decent quality of life. It turns out that I was poisoned by mold working in a government facility and nothing was done about it. I received no compensation. Neither did the other poor souls who were sickened as well. My life has never been the same and I've lived in severe pain with "fibromyalgia" a.k.a. mycotoxicosis and central nervous system damage caused by inadequate maintenance of the buildings and the HVAC system in the building. Furthermore I have neck and back problems. Pain medicine has saved my life. I would be a burden on society if not for my pain management specialist. My rheumatologist referred most of his patients out or cut their medication due to D.E.A. intimidation. The D.E.A. are not medical doctors nor are they experts on pain treatment and therefore they need to simply butt out. There's a drug war on the Mexican border, how about you go attend to that and leave us alone so we can live a somewhat normal life? The war on drugs is failed policy at any rate, and the D.E.A. should be disbanded immediately, and all illegal substance issues should be dealt with locally. It even became where I was treated like a criminal at my local (big box) pharmacy after I began seeing the Pain Management Specialist. They delayed my medications, they lied to me, and they even told me they couldn't fill my medicine because it was "early" or "my insurance wouldn't cover it yet". I was not early, and I discovered that my insurance would pay for it no matter when the NEW prescription was delivered to the pharmacy. Nothing is worse than a pack of lying jerks at a pharmacy you thought you could trust and that has known you for years. Honorable mention to Tara at CVS for lying to me and causing me to suffer needlessly thinking she was the pain police. We are sick of the discrimination and being treated like criminals and second-class citizens. I hope all involved in preventing chronic pain patients from received the relief they are entitled too suffer chronic pain and suffering. That may sound cruel, but the only way to understand it is to live it. I'd put money the agents, pharmacists, and the other opiophobes would change their minds if it were themselves or a loved one suffering with pain every day. This is about quality of life. Go after real criminals, and leave us alone.
Pain clinics hand suboxone and other meds 2 drug addicts and expect them 2 manage medication ! Crazy thinking ? East Tennessee is the worst place 2 live! I wish they would cut Medicaid and other state funded programs or at least pay closer attention to those people using them. I'm a mother of an addict and have known a few people in pain that quickly became addicts . Is there anything we can do 2 solve this problem???
Pain clinics hand suboxone and other meds 2 drug addicts and expect them 2 manage medication ! Crazy thinking ? East Tennessee is the worst place 2 live! I wish they would cut Medicaid and other state funded programs or at least pay closer attention to those people using them. I'm a mother of an addict and have known a few people in pain that quickly became addicts . Is there anything we can do 2 solve this problem???
Why doesn't the dea go after the head doctors that are supplying Xanax? It is worse than pain meds and I know of lots of young people on medicare supplement (medical card) that get and sell it. Dangerous drug more so than hydrocodone, I guarentee it is prescribed a lot and is abused.
Why doesn't the dea go after the head doctors that are supplying Xanax? It is worse than pain meds and I know of lots of young people on medicare supplement (medical card) that get and sell it. Dangerous drug more so than hydrocodone, I guarentee it is prescribed a lot and is abused.
I hope everyone that voted for obama are happy with his tranforming america. The drug lords keep pushing and somehow get their drugs and the working class that need some pain medicine to be able to work to pay the politicians wage are treated like the criminal. It makes me sick and ashamed.
Welcome to Obama Care!....I'm a nurse, health care has changed so much since he took office.
When trying to change doctor's, and already prescribed pain medication with medical records proving chronic pain and neuropathy nerve damage. Every doctor I called as soon as I tell them I'm on pain medication they say that they can't prescribe pain medication. Without even seen me or looking at my medical records.
Because of the DEA's ********, we will now have a shortage of physicians. Healthcare is down the shitter! Get real people, no one is listening to us and definitely, no one cares. Welcome to the USA!
Chronic pain is a very debilitating disease and doctors should not be afraid to prescribe the medicines necessary to make life a little more bearable.
I hurt. Please don't make it worse.
Hitler is in the house folks. In the form of Worthless Obama and his Gestapo the DEA. Leave old people who are in REAL chronic pain alone you do nothing bastards who are practicing medicine without a license! ! Who's really breaking the law here? The worst part about it is that I can't bring charges against these *******s in Washington for malpractice,yet you keep trying to practice medicine by DICTATING how real Doctors, who have licenses should.
Horrified my government is irrational, only invested in prison industrial intervention making racist criminal classifications and creating a dependent class of citizens. Completely ignoring any science on the subject, unwilling to listen to its own citizens. Repugnant to have to discharge someone from medical practice due to marijuana in system, which may very well benefit the underlying medical condition.
The war on drugs has failed and they have now switched gears to waging war on patients and care givers. Purge the sick, make them more poor and try to make people view the sick as criminals. Well I view the DEA as thugs and they should be ashamed of themselves. I am sick, but I am strong and I'm not going to keep quiet.
I'm in severe pain, my neck is crooked in my words that's what my exrays showed, I didn't even know that this was what was going on, my doctor prescribed hydrocodone the lowest dose, I have severe headaches due to this and get migraines also, I had this for more than 7 years, that's when my doctor first gave me the medicine, it helps but doesn't take all the pain away, but I can manage better with 2 a day, I also had major hemorrhoid surgery in 2010, so I cannot take any over the counter medications it causes me to bleed, and the hydrocodone is the only meds I can take, I can not understand how the dea or whoever making these decisions make me and the people doing what they are suppose to do and taking their medicine like they are suppose to, just take it away from us like this and with no care as to what we are going to do, we can't all afford to go to "pain management" and still might not get help because they think me and the people that really need this are abusing our meds? Not true if that was the case we would not be able to function at all and now we really won't be able to function now, because the pain is so severe,what are we the good people suppose to do?
Until you have lived with chronic, debilitating pain, you will never understand. You will never understand the frustration and humiliation of being treated like a drug seeker and a criminal when you are just trying to get help so you can live a normal life. I have tried every non-narcotic pain killer and they either give me horrible side effects or the do not help me at all. I take 8 ibuprofen at a time and it doesn't even touch my pain. Screw my liver. I take tramadol. It doesn't relieve my pain and it leaves me with dry mouth and a head ache. Lyrica - it makes me stupid. I can't concentrate or do my job. Oh, and it doesn't help the pain. Amitriptyline? Already on it. SSRIs? Yep, that too. I can go on, but there is no point. No one really cares if we suffer. God forbid we get addicted to being pain free.
Ask your Doctor if they would allow their loved ones to suffer as we do. I have never asked a government official to "protect me from myself". We are supposed to be free. Pain relief is cheap and available as is compassion and integrity.
I am suffering from diabetes complications lymphedema and cellulitus and chronic pain I do not abuse my pain meds I still live with pain but my pain meds make life bareable my dr. Is so called weening me off vicodin taking 30 pills from each month shes now at 112 pills a month I fear next month I won't be able to function at all!
I am a plane crash victim who went on disability loosing my job do to my injuries. I now have to take these pain killers for the last 15 years and now that we moved away to my home town of Riddle Oregon. I have hart meds and. Xanax for my PTSD that keeps my hart from pounding out of my chest! Now that I have finally paid all my medical bills off and are in the home that we want, I stay home waching my three little boys and I\'m home 100% of the time taking care of our finances while my wife works 14 hour days as a GM of a restraunt. Since we moved here 6 hours away from my old doctor Miller of High lakes health care of Sisters Oregon I have had appsilutlly know contact with him but through his nurses who have decided to make my perfect record of pain managment and never upping my dosess to look like I'm a drug seaker and hanging the phone up on me and the Dr. Miller decided he was not going to fill my medicines even though he has had calls to his front desk from me proving I have been put on a waiting list at many clinics where we live because Doctors are turning me away because I have been taking the drug Oxycodone for years! I finally this month have an appointment on Oct. 3 2 days before my birthday and need my medicine now! To last me till then! And now I had to go to an urgent care just to give me enough to last up to Sept. But not up to Oct.3. It is Sunday 7th of Sept and I am out of medications as of yesterday and I am a 45 year old non drinker for the past 30 years and I don't smoke pot. I am scared because my old doctor wont even call in my hart medications or PTSD or my Oxycodone for my blown out knee and ankle that I have to walk on to carry my baby girl around here and there in the house, and I am dying here! I have now a Medical bill from last month from urgent care for that one time fill! And a bill I call it. I could not even get her to fill my meds in Roseburg Oregon to last me till my new appointment here were I live in Riddle. So now what happens to me and my children while I sit here dying of PTSD and chronic pain, and now I have a medical bill I have to pay off! Plus I have to go through this new doctor on the 3rd of Oct. Thinking I will be srcewtinised and treated like a dope seaker? I am sitting here in my house dying of pain and have 3 meds I am cut off of? I am scared! There is No help for me! This is were I think taking my life could save our new home and my family from this medical debt the doctors are all causing me to have when they send me away looking for a new doctor every week till my medical bills come back to cost me everything! It took me 10 years to pay off my medical bill so we could buy this house. Not to mention we just lost our little baby boy to death at 10 months and buried him here in Riddle! How much can I really take my friends? This could be the End of my fight thanks to Doctor Keven Miller out of High lakes Medical Sisters Oregon who would not even call me after I had told his girls I was going
I'm a plane crash victim who went on disability loosing my job do to my injuries. I now have to take these pain killers for the last 15 years and now that we moved away to my home town of Riddle Oregon. I have hart meds and. Xanax for my PTSD that keeps my hart from pounding out of my chest! Now that I have finally paid all my medical bills off and are in the home that we want, I stay home waching my three little boys and I'm home 100% of the time taking care of our finances while my wife works 14 hour days as a GM of a restraunt. Since we moved here 6 hours away from my old doctor Miller of High lakes health care of Sisters Oregon I have had appsilutlly know contact with him but through his nurses who have decided to make my perfect record of pain managment and never upping my dosess to look like I'm a drug seaker and hanging the phone up on me and the Dr. Miller decided he wasn't going to fill my medicines even though he has had calls to his front desk from me proving I have been put on a waiting list at many clinics where we live because Doctors are turning me away because I have been taking the drug Oxycodone for years! I finally this month have an appointment on Oct. 3 2 days before my birthday and need my medicine now! To last me till then! And now I had to go to an urgent care just to give me enough to last up to Sept. But not up to Oct.3. It's Sunday 7th of Sept and I am out of medications as of yesterday and I am a 45 year old non drinker for the past 30 years and I don't smoke pot. I'm scared because my old doctor won't even call in my hart medications or PTSD or my Oxycodone for my blown out knee and ankle that I have to walk on to carry my baby girl around here and there in the house, and I am dying here! I have now a Medical bill from last month from urgent care for that one time fill! And a bill I call it. I couldn't even get her to fill my meds in Roseburg Oregon to last me till my new appointment here were I live in Riddle. So now what happens to me and my children while I sit here dying of PTSD and chronic pain, and now I have a medical bill I have to pay off! Plus I have to go through this new doctor on the 3rd of Oct. Thinking I will be srcewtinised and treated like a dope seaker? I'm sitting here in my house dying of pain and have 3 meds I'm cut dry off of? I'm scared! There's No help for me! This is were I think taking my life could save our new home and my family from this medical debt the doctors are all causing me to have when they send me away looking for a new doctor every week till my medical bills come back to cost me everything! It took me 10 years to pay off my medical bill so we could buy this house. Not to mention we just lost our little baby boy to death at 10 months and buried him here in Riddle! How much can I really take my friends? This could be the End of my fight thanks to Doctor Keven Miller out of High lakes Medical Sisters Oregon who would not even call me after I had told his girls I was going to ne
I'm writing you regarding the recent rescheduling of hydrocodone as a class II controlled substance. I believe my rights, my dignity, and my pocketbook are being unfairly infringed upon. Although the DEA and FDA regulations and controls for schedule II drugs look reasonable in print the practical implementation of them by health practitioners has created a serious problem for people like myself that have legitimate needs for these medications.

I'd like to tell you a little about my own battle with pain. I have been using prescription pain medication for about 5 years. I have wide spread degeneration thorough my spine and suffer from chronic sciatica in my right leg as well as chronic muscle spasm and pain on right side of my back. The degenerative conditions have been verified by numerous MRIs. In the beginning my Dr. and I tried every non narcotic option available; over 50 sessions of PT with 5 different therapists,multiple epidural steroid injections, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations, braces, belts, acupuncture, massage, ice-n-heat therapy, TENS, ultrasonic massage treatment, traction, yoga, tai chi, inversion, you name it I probably tried it. I was told that I was not a good candidate for surgical procedures because the degeneration was to generalized and my symptoms to varied, making it difficult to isolate any specific disk locations. They cannot fuse large areas of the spine. Surgery could only be considered as a last resort because the risk of failure was higher than the possibility of success. I put off the option of narcotic medications and endured the nagging pain for nearly 9 months. I did not want to become dependent on medication!!!I was still functioning but it was difficult and it was apparent this situation was not going away. I was tired and had thrown in the towel. So back to see my doctor again, this time I was open to try anything. He prescribed me narcotic pain medication. The treatment made my life worth living again. I still had some pain and I had to limit my activities to some degree but I was again living a pretty normal life. My doctor and I discussed the possible side effects and the probability that I would become dependent on the medication. He said as long as I was using it as prescribed he was confident that I could withdraw successfully if by some miracle they discovered a way to cure my spine in the future. I had a terrific relationship with my Dr and all was well. And then it happened, my doctor offered and accepted a job in another state. Oh no! Now what!

Once my Dr. was gone my only option to receive pain medication was to be referred to a pain management clinic. Family practitioners had become nervous about treating patients that needed pain management for chronic conditions. There had already been some high profile cases inditing doctors for improperly prescribing pain medications and most doctors in my area weren't willing to accept new patients and the risks associated with prescri
My husband and I left our DR.s office on Tuesday in a haze of disbelief. We could not believe what we were being told by our DR.( of 22 yrs ) We were told that he could not prescribe pain medication anyone. That the D.E.A. has finally won their fight to stop pain meds to patients unless you are a Cancer patient or near death. My husband is 67 and I am 61. I can guarantee without going so far into it that we both suffer fron documented pain and believe me none of the illnesses or diagnosis are going away. What are we going to do. We are very stressed over this information. It begins on October 1 2014. SCARY STUFF
It amazes me how many are blind to big government. The DEA needs to be shut down - so does THIS government. The 2 party scam has been going on too long!
The drug dealers are having a good laugh there is no war on drugs and they know it also terror groups are funded by illegal drug proceeds does the DEA know this as they drive people to the streets because their good doctors cant prescribe.
anything to help with this nightmare
I have new Doctors here in Florida, will not listen
to my chronic bladder, pelvic pain, and Pudental
Neuralgia, had for past 14 years. They caused
severe phychological pain. This is abusive behavior! This has to stop!!
We need to treat of fellow citizens humanly and control their pain. People in pain are not addicts for stopping the pain.
I understand that some people abuse perscription medications, but dont make me consider taking my own life because you force my doctor to reduce my meds, thereby bring my pain to an intolerable level!
Out Congress can't manage to fix the countries infrastructure, leave social issues to the people, fix immigration, yet the DEA can tell me and my doctor that we have to now jump through more hoops to deal with 80 pills a year I require. I am so disgusted with the lack of real progress on substantive issues, and the petty nonsense that they are up to.

Was this really necessary. They really want the people to hate them. I'm 60 years old and I only take them for extreme nausea with migraines due to infection. I've never taken them before I got into my late 50 and I am trying hard to be reasonable.

But the DEA has overstepped their authority which now interferes with the doctor patient relationship, our constitutional freedoms and what is ostensibly a democracy.

Why does it feel like a dictatorship.

Furious.
In light of recent escapades of the DEA in Texas my Pain Management has been reduced from enough to get through the day without being off my feet most of the time back to spending more time laying down or sitting and being much less productive than I could be. I have cancer, Hep-C, moderate to severe spinal stenosis, herniated disks on top of good old fashioned arthritis. We all know Arthur. I've had too numerous surgeries not to need help controlling the painful side effects of those conditions and the surgeries. And I might need more. Look, I am all for the DEA going after script doctors and people who have illigitimate and undocumented pain. They need to go after the pharmacies that work hand in hand with those doctors also. They need to leave us, the legitimate sufferers ALONE. And let our doctors treat our pain while managing it at the same time. That's why I see my doctor every month. The visit does not cost hundreds of dollars like the script doctors. The pharmacy does not charge me so much I need to take out a second mortgage on my house. Everything is out in the open, transparent and accounted for. So why are you...DEA...interferring with treatments you really do not know anything about. Or do you? I wonder how many DEA agents or law enforcement officials anywhere need treatment because of something that happened in the line of duty. Are you telling us that because we have not been shot or injured in some other way...in the line of some other duty that we have less of a right to have releif? You...DEA...really need to rethink and focus your efforts on the ones who are doing wrong and leave us alone. Period!
As parent of a teen ager with chronic pancreatitis, I am constantly seeking ways to manage my son's pain. Given his age, a trip to the ER rarely has provided effective pain relief for even an hour. Pain management is something our medial system needs to get better at!
Pain is real. It is debilitating, frustrating and severley depressing. When you have a family to take care of you need to be able to get out of bed & function properly, that is where a treatment plan & open conversations about what is working/dosage and being honest & forthcoming with your dr is important. I DO feel, however, should a dr prescribe any pain medications, they have every right to require a pain contract. No one truly understands pain until they are living with it themselves. It absolutely restricts your life & takes away activities you once loved & even with medication, it's still there with breakthrough pain, just a little easier to manage.
We are not drug addicts or drug seekers but pele whose quality of live is low and can only find any relief from intense constant pain with pain medication. Some of us can actually function and be productive from lowering our pain level. You are truly abandoned when you are cut off from pain medication and are forced to experience withdrawal pain on top of it. We all feel helpless and hopeless and scared. It's not fair to people who legitimately need pain killers to achieve any quality of life. Isn't that what they were made for?
Please don't punish people with debilitating pain because of the people who just want to get high and abuse drugs.
This is wrong. All patients should treated with respect. I suffer from chronic pain myself and want to lead as normal life as possible.
Everyone who suffers from pain, chronic or temporary, does deserve control of some kind. I would really love those that aren't in pain, have pain 24/7 and say the same thing.
I've lived with chronic pain since 1978 when i was hit by a pink Mary Kay cosmetics Cadillac then in 1986 I was in another bad accident & reinjured my back & shoulder to this time doctors would only give me therapy which only made things worse so I self medicated with cannabis which helped me better then anything I've had in all those years then in 1999 I was in a work related accident & reinjured my shoulder got therapy again which didn't help seen another Dr.suggested by workmans comp. that gave me Vicodin's and I could return to work but after awhile they just didn't work as well and the Dr. wouldn't up the dose or anything so I went back to self medicating with the Vicodin's and I could work again I also didn't need as many pills either so if cannabis was decriminalised it would help cut down the need for so many pain pills

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